Tag Archive 'coffee_pricing'

Coffee Economic Forecast

Posted by TheShot on 25 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Restaurant Coffee

Associated Content regularly posts articles of informed-yet-amateur research, and today they published one on the economic outlook of the retail coffee beverage business: Coffee Economic Forecast – Associated Content. The author highlights that regular coffee sales (“convenience coffee”) are projected to grow 7% annually while espresso beverages are projecting 15% annual growth. So there is […]

Tempting the Traditional Coffee Drinker to Move Up

Posted by TheShot on 22 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Robusta

Today’s New York Times reports that Folgers is planning a $20 million advertising campaign on a new line of “gourmet” Folgers: Tempting the Traditional Coffee Drinker to Move Up – New York Times. It seems that even Proctor & Gamble can no longer ignore the McDonald’s effect. However, what’s not clear is if consumers will […]

Coffee fans fill up on taste, location

Posted by TheShot on 27 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

Today’s Daytona Beach News-Journal cited a 2005 SCAA study in reporting that, “The coffee market is booming and expensive brands are the ‘in thing,’ but workers who drink coffee on the run say the less expensive ones stimulate their taste buds just as well as the others.”: Coffee fans fill up on taste, location — […]

Coffee by numbers

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald reported on some basic coffee consumption facts and figures: Coffee by numbers – Good Living – Entertainment – smh.com.au. For example, Finns drink more coffee per capita than anyone else in the world. And when it comes to take-away coffee service, the average cost to the retailer is about 88 cents […]

Panamanian specialty coffee smashes world price record

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Canada’s The Globe & Mail reported today that a Panamanian coffee, a little-known Coffea Arabica cultivar called Geisha, received a world record auction price at $50.25 a pound (and this is for unroasted green beans, folks): globeandmail.com : Panamanian specialty coffee smashes world price record. A lot of this year’s Geisha rated at 94.6 pts […]

Coffee supply crisis on horizon for 2007

Posted by TheShot on 29 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Beans

New forecasts continue to suggest an upcoming shortage of coffee stocks due to increasing consumer demand and declining bean stocks in a few key regions: Coffee supply crisis on horizon for 2007 | Reuters.com. While some of the more mystic types are busy correlating coffee supplies to sunspot activity, futures analysts are projecting a continuing […]

Coffee price threatened by surging output

Posted by TheShot on 17 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Coffee experienced a 42% price jump over the past year — largely due to limited supply (civil war, drought, and hurricanes all had an effect) despite high consumer demands. However, coffee production around the world is on the rise, and there’s some question as to whether production will outstrip demand in the coming year: ‘Coffee […]

Measure to restrict use of Kona coffee label shot down

Posted by TheShot on 04 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Today the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a measure to greatly restrict the definition of what gets labelled “Kona” coffee was rejected by a voting council: New board already may be shifting coffee group’s mission. The Kona Coffee Council decided not to support bills intended to create stricter standards for use of the Kona label. Currently, […]

Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Yesterday, Tim Harford posted an excellent article for Slate: Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino. Many may not know this, but Starbucks offers a short cappuccino that can be readily ordered at just about any of their forty zillion locations. However, you’ll never find it on the menu. And the […]

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